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Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

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(people parties) 90 Designers and 9 sponsors to participate in Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016
Modern Indian Couture designer – Rohit Bal will present his collection as the Grand Finale designer
Bollywood’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra to open the season with an offsite show
ElektroCouture, a pioneer in bespoke electronic wearable technology to do a show for the first time in India

Designers Sonam & Paras Modi with their muses Candice Pinto & Nayan Chaudhary
Designers Sonam & Paras Modi with their muses Candice Pinto & Nayan Chaudhary

11 models to debut at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016; International models – Azura Skye and Smita Lasrado to walk the ramp
17 designers to debut this season across categories

Masaba Gupta with Manisha Sood
Masaba Gupta with Manisha Sood

India’s premier fashion and trade platform, Lakmé Fashion Week is all set to kick start its Summer/Resort edition. In its 16th year, the prestigious platform unveiled a stellar line-up of 90 participating designers and 9 sponsors, who will be showcasing their collection from the 30th March to 3rd April, 2016 at The St. Regis, Mumbai. A global platform, Lakmé Fashion Week, known for revolutionizing the fashion industry in the country, will see some of the best names from the fraternity and witness a perfect blend of upcoming trends for the season fused with high energy and creativity to set new fashion benchmarks.

Aartivijay Gupta with her muses Sheta Salve
Aartivijay Gupta with her muses Sheta Salve

A curator of Indian fashion, Lakmé Fashion Week has planned a series of initiatives to take forward the platform’s vision to a larger audience. Mirroring the global trend of fashion coming together with technology, ElektroCouture, a label based in Berlin that pioneers bespoke electronic wearable technology will make its Indian debut at LFW SR 2016. There were two rounds of Model Auditions in Mumbai and Delhi wherein 11 fresh faces were selected to walk the ramp this season. International talent will also be seen gracing the ramp, including supermodels Azura Skye and Smita Lasrado.

The LFW SR 2016 Jury at the Press Conference
The LFW SR 2016 Jury at the Press Conference

Opening show – LYF presents Manish Malhotra
Acclaimed fashion and costume designer for some of the most iconic names in the movie industry, Manish Malhotra in association with LYF is set to open Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. An amalgamation of rich fabrics, delicate hand-embroidery with flawless finesse, Manish’s garments are a sartorial perfection. He will be showcasing his Summer/Resort ’16 collection which is based on the ‘Elements of nature – Air, Earth, Fire and Water’.

Jury with the Gen Next designers at the LFW SR 2016
Jury with the Gen Next designers at the LFW SR 2016

Sustainable and Indian Textile Day
Originally called ‘The Indian Handloom & Textile Day’, it has been re-christened as the ‘Sustainable and Indian Textile Day’. This day at Lakmé Fashion Week will be a flag bearer of eco-fashion in India as it covers key values of sustainability holistically along with celebrating the rich heritage of hand-woven luxury and contemporary aesthetic work happening in Indian handlooms & textiles. Established designers such as Wendell Rodricks, Swati Kalsi, Paromita Banerjee, Mrinalini, 11.11, Amrich, Nor Black Nor White, Akaaro – Gaurav Jai Gupta and many others are going to be part of this initiative.

Surveen Chawla donning Priyansu Maji
Surveen Chawla donning Priyansu Maji

INIFD presents Gen Next Show
INIFD will be the official knowledge partner for Lakmé Fashion Week for the 14th consecutive season. This collaboration between fashion and education is an attempt to integrate knowledge sharing among the Indian fashion fraternity. They will once again present the prestigious Gen Next show at LFW SR 2016. 5 Gen Next designers from Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai were selected by the members of the Advisory Board.

Asa Kazingmei with his muse – Mandana Karimi
Asa Kazingmei with his muse – Mandana Karimi

Speaking at the press conference, Purnima Lamba – Head of Innovation at Lakmé said, “For Lakme’s fashion forecast in summer 2016, avant-garde designer Rohit Bal will craft stunning runway interpretations of the Illuminate look at the LFW Grand Finale.

Designer Chirag Nainani with his muse – Sarah Jane Dias
Designer Chirag Nainani with his muse – Sarah Jane Dias

This year marks one of the biggest launches for us at the Lakmé Fashion Week, as we are not only introducing an ‘Illuminating’ make up range but also bringing forth the revamped classic Lakmé Perfect Radiance.

Designer Urvashi Joneja with her muse – Priyanka Bose

The high performance products from both these ranges will help you acquire the much desired luminescence of a precious crystal.” Sharing his views, Saket Dhankar, Vice President and Head-Fashion at IMG Reliance said, “Now in its 16th year,

Designer Naveem Naaz Shaikh along with her muse – Mini Mathur
Designer Naveem Naaz Shaikh along with her muse – Mini Mathur

Lakmé Fashion Week is looking outwards, outside of India, at what’s happening in Global fashion and at international fashion weeks. We see two key trends emerging – convergence of fashion and technology and focus on sustainable fashion.

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